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The Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Cavaliers are set to square off in an ACC matchup at 7 p.m. ET Sept. 23 at Carrier Dome. Gamethese two teams experienced a bit of a scare in their previous gamethese two teams experienced a bit of a scare in their previous but managed to pull out a pair of wins.
The Orange came out on top in a nail-biter against the Purdue Boilermakers this past Saturday, sneaking past 32-29. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. ‘Cuse QB Garrett Shrader did work as he passed for three TDs and 181 yards on 29 attempts in addition to picking up 83 yards on the ground.
Speaking of close games: things were close when Virginia and the Old Dominion Monarchs clashed this past Saturday, but the Cavaliers ultimately edged out the opposition 16-14. Virginia’s only offensive touchdown came from RB Mike Hollins.
Most of the squad’s points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed ten. P Brendan Farrell delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next matchup looks promising for the Orange, who are favored by a full 10.5 points. If their 2-0 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.
The wins brought ‘Cuse up to 3-0 and Virginia to 2-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: ‘Cuse ranks 35th in the nation when it comes to rushing yards allowed per game, with only 98.3 on average. As for the Cavaliers, they come into the contest boasting the 11th fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation at one. Looks like the running backs might have a tough go of it.
4-0 ☑️ pic.twitter.com/Jv2eeaNCIt
Final presented by @wellsfargo. pic.twitter.com/wPaRDwyQt8
Szmyt’s career-high 5th FG of the night puts the Orange back on top. pic.twitter.com/qs78kptQp5
Szmyt. Is. Good.
Cuse up 22-20.
1:14 left. pic.twitter.com/5AFpcKaHq6
Big catch by 34.
HOOS IN FRONT!
Armstrong ➡️ Davis! It’s 20-19 UVA!
🆃🅷🅸🆁🅳 fumble recovery of the game! Lex Long punches it free, Chico Bennett on the recovery!
103 yards pic.twitter.com/1okagTn0Ia
Halftime presented by @Aetna. pic.twitter.com/jxw88EN5NB
🎙 @CoachBabersCuse at the half pic.twitter.com/FTWyhQaqKT
Halftime presented by @Aetna. pic.twitter.com/4350dxQ9wQ
Wreaking havoc. 👊 pic.twitter.com/24b2g8D75y
Handled our business today!
16-0 | 1:21 Q2 pic.twitter.com/RXR8QyFskl
16-0 | 1:21 Q2 pic.twitter.com/e0QeZEnegh
Mob on the loose 😤 pic.twitter.com/XXeCk0YDlb
Jonas Sanker been a dawg, love seeing him on the field.
4th. Down. Stop. 😤@garrettismynam3 with the PBU pic.twitter.com/iIumRRn1c8
PICKED! Jonas Sanker with his first career INT. Hoos have the ball in Cuse territory! pic.twitter.com/hH0wVPfG3W
End of the 1st here in Syracuse. #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/dFqP9PISlN
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